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Our quick morning newsletter keeps you informed about everything Philly, with an insider slant that strikes a balance between healthy skepticism and persistent optimism. Join us!

Our newsletter includes a recap of news from all over the Philly media ecosystem, but our four-person team also does lots of original reporting. Check out past issues here (or see the web versions below) and scroll down to learn more about what we cover.

News + Power

Who’s shaking things up at City Hall? Where’s the most inspiring impact work being done? Which companies are deciding to call Philly home, and why? No one makes a move in this town without Billy Penn in the know.

A 2019 protest at Philly police headquarters Credit: Emma Lee / WHYY

Secrets + Fun

Where to go, who to see, what to eat, where to drink, when to watch, what history to know, how to find hidden gems and everything you need to appreciate the city’s vibrant culture.

A scene from the Philly Zoo’s 2019 holiday light display Credit: Danya Henninger / Billy Penn


Philly’s varied communities are both tight-knit and fluid, deep-rooted and ever-changing. The issues that affect our neighborhoods are issues that affect all stakeholders.

A SEPTA bus traveling down Frankford Avenue in Fishtown, 2018 Credit: Danya Henninger / Billy Penn

Sports + Culture

Community is huge in Philly, from nonprofits giving back to neighbors coming together for fun. And sports is more than just a game in Philadelphia — it’s a way of connecting with our family, friends and all those fellow fans, whether the news is good or bad.

Triumphant moment during the Eagles victory parade in 2018 Credit: Sydney Schaefer / Billy Penn

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